The Marshall Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Alumni Scholars Program. This year we received 110 applications for 15 available scholarships. The competition was extremely tough, and we congratulate all applicants on their outstanding work assembling their packages. Below are the winners and their research topics.
Mr. Sergio Alves, Brazil: Naming Names in 5G Wars: Attribution as a U.S. Policy Lever Towards China and Brazil
Ambassador Ovidiu Dranga, Romania: How to consolidate Europe’s Eastern Flank strategic resilience; 'weaponizing' frontline states’ solidarity, interoperability and development
CAPT Ditya Farianto, Indonesia: Internet Access Limitation and Censorship Policy: Conquering or Simplifying the Complexity (A Lesson Learned from Indonesia)
1LT Megan Gemar, USA: Fixing the Military Gender Gap: Integrating Women into Conventional Military Forces, and Giving Them the Credibility to Successfully Compete in the Security Sector
Mr. Rodney Jagolino, Philippines: Methamphetamine and New Psychoactive Substances Epidemic in Southeast Asia: A Possible Consequence of China’s Supply Chain and Belt Road Initiative (BRI) and the Need of an ASEAN Anti-Meth and NPS Strategy
Dr. Vinay Kaura, India: The challenge of Islamic Radicalization in India
Special Agent Robson Moreira de Souza, Brazil: Brazil Militia's role in the Crime Terror Nexus
Dr. John Quinn, USA: Global Health Engagement in War: data-driven decisions and evidence-based policy
Lt Col Rooslan Rahman, Bangladesh: Impact of Family Bond in Countering Homegrown Terrorism
Dr. Mariusz Rzeszutko, Poland: Aggressive Borderisation of Georgia's breakaways as a dangerous tool of Russia’s long-term struggle with EU and NATO
Ms. Emese Szasz, Hungary: Elaborating human factors in handling human trafficking cases in Hungary
Mr. Yavor Todorov, Bulgaria: Maritime Cyber(In)security: A Growing threat imperils EU countries
Mr. Pavlo Troian, Ukraine: The role of Belarusian statehood in the context of the foreign policy paradigm of the Russian Federation. Will Russia takeover Belarus? Should the West react or act in advance?
Ms. Anna Wieslander, Sweden: Managing Hard Security in the Arctic in Light of Increasing Great Power Competition
If your proposal was not selected, please do not be discouraged. Your continuing work in international security studies makes an essential contribution to global peace and security. Marshall Center alumni from around the world are having a positive impact and continue to use the alumni network to resolve important challenges. All applications will be kept on file, and if we have additional need for information on your proposed topic, we will contact you.
Thank you all again for taking the time to apply. The overwhelming response reiterates how many alumni want to stay connected and to continue the work started here. We plan to offer this program for 2021, and we look forward to hearing from you. Applications for the 2021 program will be solicited in summer 2020. Announcements and instructions will be emailed to all alumni, and posted here on GlobalNET.